Law and technology always go hand in hand – technologies shape the future of the legal profession and any discussion on technology must involve acknowledgement and consideration of the legal framework in which it operates. The clear-cut division between law and technology has clearly faded away. This is where Vilnius University (VU) Faculty of Law takes action – the new master’s programme Technologies Law (TechLaw) is launching next year.
The aim of this new generation programme is to prepare legal professionals with a thorough knowledge of the legal framework and social-economic impact of new technologies. The main focus is on information and communication technologies, but also financial, legal, medical and biotechnological technology. In addition, the programme offers practice in different companies or institutions. The graduates of the programme will be able to legally interpret, critically evaluate, create and apply legal rules in professional practice.
During the two years of study, students will be able to get their hands on two compulsory courses- Technologies and Human Rights: Ethical and Legal Problems and Practical Counselling of Technology Enterprises. Also, the programme provides possibility to choose different elective courses, for instance, Fintech Law, Cybersecurity, Digital Entertainment Law, E-justice, Social Networks and Media Law, Legal Issues of Biotechnologies, etc. Optional courses give a chance to choose an individual area of study according to the student’s individual needs and interest.
Master’s in Technologies Law will provide broad opportunities to work in a variety of fields, including the public and private sectors and adapt to the challenges of a changing work pattern.